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. ♪ >>> welcome back to a special edition of "politicsnation." the march on washington: the dream continues. >> good evening. i'm al sharpton continuing our special coverage live from the lincoln memorial on the national mall. 50 years ago, the eyes of the nation were on this spot where hundreds of thousands of people converged on history. people of all races from all walks of life joining hands in the name of justice and civil rights. in this hour, we'll hear from some of the people who traveled so far to attend this march. including the young girl shown in this iconic photo. i'll talk to her now 50 years later about how the march changed her life. we also have my interview with congressman john lewis from the steps of lincoln memorial where he spoke a half a century ago. i'm honored to begin the second hour of our show tonight with bernie a. king, ceo of the king center. thank you for being here today. >> thank you. glad to be here. >> you head the king center where your mother founded many years ago. and you have struggled and worked to keep the legacy of your mother and father alive. an
to make the first march on washington and i never really got over that until president obama said please lead us in the invocation, and that was in january of this year. thank you reverend sharpton and others for asking me to lend a few words to this most precious gatheri gathering as i look out at the crowd, i find myself saying, what are we doing today? where have we come from? what has been accomplished and where do we go from this point forwa forward? i think of one theme that has been played over and over in the past few months and it's one that bring great controversy. stand your ground. and we can think of standing your ground in the negative, but i ask you today to flip that coin and make stand your ground a positive ring for all of us who believe in freedom and justice and equality, that we stand firm on the ground that we have already made and be sure that nothing is taken away from us because there are efforts to turn back the clock of freedom. and i ask you today will you allow that to happen? take the words "stand your ground" in a positive sense. stand your ground in terms
this country and to mark the 50th anniversary of the march on washington, and the good saturday afternoon to you, everyone. i am craig melvin coming live from the feet of the lincoln memorial continuing our coverage. we heard speech from civil rights and political leaders ranging from attorney general eric holder of course here and house speaker -- house minority leader nancy pelosi and the families of trayvon martin and of course martin luther king iii scheduled to join us at some point here over the next hour or so, and again right now thousands about to start retracing the steps that marchers took 50 years ago. so has peter alexander who is along the march route and let me start with you. what is the scene like right now? >> so right now we're along the route on independence avenue and you can see the police are clearing the way as they arrive here at the martin luther king memorial. we are joined by so many people who witnessed history as we wait to see those who participated in it, one of those voices is the gentleman i met today named franklin delano, no roosevelt, but williams. you
anniversary of the march on washington for jobs and freedom. in 1963, more than 200,000 people of all ages, races, sexes, and sexual orientations gathered here peacefully, or, orderly, as the press reported it back then, right where i'm sitting today. i'm honored to be joined by this afternoon by some of the people who helped make that an historic day, as well as some of the people who continued dr. king's work, as we honor the past and we look forward. but first, a look at the present. one of those continuing dr. king's work is his son, dr. martin luther king iii, reflecting earlier on how much work we still have to do to achieve his father's vision from 50 years ago. let's take a listen. >> the vision preached by my father a half century ago was that his four little children would one day live in a nation where they would not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character. however, sadly, the tears of trayvon martin's mother and father remind us that far too frequently, the color of one's skin remains a license to profile, to arrest, and to even murder with n
jefferson, lincoln, washington had fought for. the only, i think, two pieces of oratory that would rival it would be fdr's, the only thing we have to fear is fear itself and president kennedy inaugural address. martin luther king joined the founding fathers 50 years ago today. >> reverend al sharpton obviously an important event 50 years ago. 50 years laterer there will be an african-american president going to commemorate this moment. what an extraordinary journey it has been and the journey, as you say every day and as all americans understand, the journey continues. what do you want to hear from the president of the united states today? >> well, i think that what we want to hear is a commitment to continue that journey but to also salute the fact that we have made the journey. we met with him two days ago after having a huge march on saturday about the issues now. and one of the things that i said is that i feel that he should not be compared to dr. king. he is the president. we want to hear from him as the generation before us heard from kennedy about what we are going to do. so i th
, his guilty" issumed premiering on msnbc will stop on the next washington journal, the rise of the conversation on drones and privacy issues. 745, -- and seven: 45, would talk about domestic drones -- at 7:45, we talk about the usage of domestic drones. , a privacy and west. washington journal begins live at 7:00 a.m. eastern time every day on c-span. wednesday, the center for american progress hosts a former -- a forum for preventing and ending human trafficking. obama's half-sister will be a speaker at the event. remember the march ending and dr. king delivering that speech will stop president kennedy invited us back to the white house and he stood in the door of the oval office to meet each one of us. he was like a beaming and proud father. he was glad that everything had gone so well. .e said, you did a good job he said to dr. king, you had a dream. >> tomorrow, we will look back with a panel conversation with john lewis and your chance to call in and comment. starting at 1:00 p.m. eastern time. ladieson two of first begins monday, september 9 with a look at the life of
king shared his dream, thousands of people retrace his steps. jeff pegues is on the washington mall. >> i'm not prepared to sit down and give up. >> axelrod: president obama weighs military options against syria, even as the regime denies responsibility for chemical attacks. holly williams has the latest. and school's out, but this bus has been bringing meals to hungry children all summer. don dahler takes us on a lunch break. >> they help you be healthy. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news." >> axelrod: good evening. i'm jim axelrod. we begin tonight in california where firefighters are battling a massive wildfire in and around yosemite national park. it's threatening the power and water supply some 150 miles to the west in san francisco. governor jerry brown has declared a state of emergency as 2600 firefighters battled the nearly 200 square mile fire. right now, just 5% of the fire is under control. as teresa garcia reports, the flames are moving toward a reservoir that supplies most of san francisco's water and has already shut down two of the city's hydroe
to mark the 50th anniversary on the march on washington that the fight for equal rights is not over. >> we cannot give up. we cannot give out. we cannot give in. >> lewis was the youngest speaker during the 1963 civil rights march and we're going to speak with him about what the movement still needs to accomplish. >>> miley cyrus causing a lot of blushing last night at the vma awards. why parents are now kind of angry. nts and alumni. people like, maria salazar, an executive director at american red cross. or garlin smith, video account director at yahoo. and for every garlin, thousands more are hired by hundreds of top companies. each expanding the influence of our proud university of phoenix network. that's right, university of phoenix. enroll now. we've got a frame waiting for you. to prove to you that aleve is the better choice for her, she's agreed to give it up. that's today? [ male announcer ] we'll be with her all day to see how it goes. [ claira ] after the deliveries, i was okay. now the ciabatta is done and the pain is starting again. more pills? seriously? seriously. [ groans ]
. if this is a strategy what is the strategy? >> lindy is an old roommate from mine of washington, d.c. and i've had several discussions with him that both of us disagree on. the strategy has to be this. my concern friends will get mad a at me i do agree with governor rendell. we have to talk about the issues important to the country and say how do we get real solutions and conservative principles and take this to this administration and the democrats that control the senate to get things done. talking about these issues like an impeachment that are not going to happen doesn't help that agenda and it doesn't help us, not only in policy on, but it doesn't help us in politics next november. >> always a pleasure, gentlemen. have a fantastic weekend. >> you too, craig. >>> president obama is on the road again today to promote his plan to make higher education more affordable. day two of his bus tour takes him to binghamton. followed by a stop at a college in scranton, pennsylvania. catch his town hall here on msnbc at 12:45 today. remember we are hours away from the expected resignation of san diego may
not a political dispute but more interesting, the ambassador to washington came out with that statement that the egyptian government was trying or at least going to review the u.s. aid and that certainly caught a lot of people here by surprise. in recent days the egyptian government has been trying to assert more of its sovereignty. it's one of the things it's criticized for, over the years it was seen that it was somewhat of a lap dog on the u.s. government's hand because the former regime of hosni mubarak was so closely allied to washington. this government is trying to distance itself from any type of foreign interference particularly those critical of its actions. when it comes to those governments that have been very close or supporting the government's crackdown they have been welcoming them and that's caught some people here by surprise. another point that caught people here off guard was the reference to the fact hat the united states and the taliban have both expressed reservations in terms of what is happening here on the ground and that was a point that the foreign minister a
feinstein, but if i recall in the washington post article, she commented to the washington post that she was not aware of the compliance audits until the washington post asked her about them. my question to you is, are you informed about what she saw? was she telling the washington post something different? >> if you have questions about her comments, it you should check with her. i read to you her on the record statement about this issue. what she may have been referring to in that report -- >> what did the senator mean when she was quoted? >> i do not have the store in front of me. i know that some members of congress have suggested that they did not see these nsa reports that were reported on by the washington post. but what they did see and what many of them were briefed on were the regular reports that are due to congress from the nsa as part of their oversight function. reports on a regular basis are made to members of congress and intelligence committees about some of these issues and some of the broader issues that allow congress to fulfill their responsibility to conduct oversig
in washington, today marks the 50th anniversary of the march on washington, a major celebration is planned bringing together former presidents, politicians and dozens of stars but the event is more than just a tribute to the progress made by the civil rights movement, it's a reminder of the work that remains. cnn's don lemon has much more on this. >> reporter: 50 years ago today about a quarter million people marched on the national wall on wash twush demand change. dr. martin luther king jr. sharing his dream for america from the steps of the lincoln memorial. his indelible words a watershed moment in the civil rights movement. today thousand also gather to commemorate the famous words that forever changed our country. >> 50 years ago there was so much fear, people were afraid to be afraid. the fear is gone. our country is better and we are a better people. we still have a distance to go. >> reporter: that distance front and center today as the nation's first black president will add his vision as the marquee speaker at the anniversary celebration. president obama acknowledges that, while
, expensive, and attacks on the system. the "washington post," for example, ran an article cently trying to make the case of former president george w. bush and his heart procedure as a cent example. if mr. bush visited a general intern nift practicing sound-based care, he would not have had cardiac testing. what value does a stress test have for an otherwise healthy 67-year-old? no study has shown that this examination improvens outcomes. follow-up test, only necessary, because of the initial unnecessary screening tests are usually paid for by medicine. further stressing our health care system. he's commending the efforts of the former president's doctors. dr. siegel, a profoefrs medicine at new york university's lamedil center. >> physicians should not be speculating wildly about facts they don't have. doctors doing, that oncologists saying he should have a colonoscopy, not a stress test. in um number one, he was having some symptoms and one third of all heart attacks occur in people with atypical systmptoms like h was having. number two, someone vigorously exercising is a candidate fo
and smoke it, too. the feds will now let states decide on pot. >> i love seattle, washington, rocks. >> colorado, washington. >> they call it wake and bake. some wake up every morning. ♪ light up. you're live in the cnn "newsroom." >>> more on the doj pot decision a little later. good morning to you, i'm carol costello. first up, syria. president obama reaches out and u.s. allies back away. this morning an international coalition to support military strikes on syria is crumbling. the most stinging rejection from washington's closest ally. take a look at the cover of "new york daily news" the british aren't coming. british lawmakers voted against taking any part of any military action. other allies like germany and france are also gun shy, still haunted by the iraq war. those concerns echo loudly in congress where more than 160 lawmakers, both republicans and democrats, are demanding at least a full debate before any strikes are launched. last night, president obama and top members of his cabinet spent 90 minutes trying to rally support among skeptical lawmakers. >> the congress, l
and attacks on the system. the "washington post," for example, ran an article recently trying to make the case using former president george w. bush and his recent heart procedure as an example. if mr. bush visited a general internist with -- he would not have had cardiac testing. what value does a stress test had for an otherwise healthy 66-year-old? no study showed it improvesout comes. the initial unnecessary streeng tests are usually paid for by medicare, further stressing our health care system. dr. mark siegel took issue with that account in an opinion piece in usa today. he's commending the efforts of the former president's doctors. dr. siegel, a member of our fox news medical aid team and professor of medicine at new york university medical center. you didn't sympathy much of that article, did you? >> physicians should not be speculating wildly about facts they have, let alone media experts. doctors doing that, oncologists saying he should have a colonoscopy not a stress test. i got information from the bush camp to counter this. number one, he was having symptoms. one-third of all hea
and recommitment as tens of thousands of people are gathering in washington, d.c., this morning, just as they did 50 years ago this week when martin luther king jr. delivered one of the most moving and best remembered speeches in american history. labor and civil rights groups are among the 100,000 people who will participate in today's march led by the reverend martin luther king iii and one of the featured speakers will be john lewis. back in 1963 he was the leader of the student nonviolating committee. nancy pelosi will also be speaking today along with the families of trayvon martin and emmett till. we'll all get under way later this morning and checking in and bringing you the latest proceedings throughout the day. the panel here in new york. amanda turkal for huffingtonpost.com, evan white house reporter for buzzfeed.com and liz winstead co-creator of "daily show" and author of the book. thank you for joining us. seems like the entire political world is in washington, d.c., glad we could see some people up here. i guess i just sort of start with your thoughts, amanda aama about 50 years lat
that at 4:00 p.m. , and events-span2 marking the 50th anniversary of the march on washington continue saturday. 9:00 a.m. eastern on c-span, and also on c-span radio. majorws this hour that nip out's has been convicted in hassan has been convicted in the murder of 13 people and wounded more than 30 others at the texas military base. also in news, a report that congress will hold a gold medal ceremony for the victims of the birmingham bombing in that ceremony when they come back tuesday, september 10. our coverage ahead of the 50th anniversary of the march on our she did this weekend includes coverage today from the national urban league. we will have a complete program later, but here is a look at what they talked about earlier today. inin june, the supreme court their calculated decision to keep us from voting, to keep ups from the voting booth, was determined, as determined by the highest court of our land. the supreme court we have come to understand that we cannot count on to protect our rights or to respect the constitution that guarantees all our rights. constitution the that is
washington and their staffers would look for work outside of government service. >> the horror. >> hold on a second. >> so old on. so harold, when small business owners are telling the obama administration you know, if you do this we're going to lose some of our best employees and the administration says oh, no, no. you all are so crazy. what? what are you talking about? it's happening on capitol hill. they said we're going to lose our best staffers if obama care is implemented up here. >> you would have thought they would have come up with a different set of answers or excuses of why -- >> it's awful. >> the three scariest words on capitol hill among the staff and among the elected officials are, the private sector. >> yeah. >> forced to go look in the private sector. oh. >> now the administration is set to announce a plan that lets the federal government continue paying its share of congressional health plans. in turn, those employees would be ineligible for any tax credits or subsidies. >> one of the first things we passed, you remember chris shays, great guy, great congressman, love
: charlie d'agata reporting for us tonight from london. thank you. later, what the sale of the "washington post" means for the newspaper business. an early end to sexual harassment therapy for san diego's embattled mayor. and the search for answers in yesterday's deadly crash of a plane into homes in connecticut. those stories when the cbs evening news continues. >> axelrod: in connecticut, federal investigators are trying to learn why a private plane crashed into two homes near new haven yesterday. the wreck annual was so tangled that it took first responders hours to recover four bodies. don dahler has the latest. >> reporter: parts of the twin engine airplane remain visible in the charred wreck annual. inside one of the houses, the bodies of a 13-year-old girl and her one-year-old sister. the two other victims are the pilot, former mime mic rosoft executive bill henningsgaard, and his teenaged son, maxwell. this was henningsgaard's second aviation accident. he crash landed in the columbia river then. friday's accident occurred shortly before noon. >> a rush of air came down and i heard
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. and there is a process by which we need to follow. it was framed in our constitutional. george washington made it clear. >> sir, while we understand that there is, you know, the responsibility right now is coming from the president because of the words that were used by the secretary of state john kerry yesterday saying it really is undeniable, but do you need stronger confirmation that not only are there deaths associated with chemical weapons but they are directly linked with bashar al assad and his government? >> thomas, one of the main purpose of what i'm asking here and i think is clearly required under our constitution is to have the time to see that evidence, to walk through it and deliberate it on the house floor. right now, the president, i think, kind of thrown us a bone, if you will. he is meeting or talking to individual members. this is helpful but no substitute for engaging the institution itself. the discussions are taking place in private right now they need to take place on the house floor and senate floor. the president really, i think, looks for his moral foundation in this from the
rights have marched to washington and america? >> it was a great day, this is no doubt about it. one couldn't be there or watch it on television, certainly as an african american and not be proud and inhale this historic moment. >> where is the but, tavis? >> but, but, dr. king in his life talked about the triple threat, the three evils of racism, poverty and militarism. i said the other day if you're not going to talk about racism, poverty and then why stand where he stood to do justice to his legacy. today we had references, subtle references to racism and acknowledgement, finally, of poverty but deafening silence. i didn't expect this president or any president, anybody whose the head of the american empire to talk about mill terrorism. if you dance around racism, poverty and milliterism. >> why do you think president obama is wary of going there? >> that's a question you would have to ask him. as far as i'm concerned, and said many times to you, racism is the most intractable. this country is 3% richer than 50 years ago and there are more americans in poverty tan before. under e
through this summer, the markets have been pretty resilient. meanwhile another conflict in washington gearing up. the fight over debt ceiling, government shutdown, sequester, taxes all that continues. meetings between the gang offing eight and white house negotiators broke down. all that and more coming up on "the kudlow report" beginning right now. >>> good evening, everyone i'm larry kudlow. this is the cut low report. you heard my interpretation of today's speeches. john kerry talked tough in a stroke and brilliant speech. president obama on the other hand seemed to walk it back. let's go cnbc john harwood. he's live in washington for us this evening. first of all, thank you, john and second of all, good evening. what can you tell us? >> reporter: i don't think president obama was walking back those remarks from john kerry. they had different missions. we saw an acceleration of a momentum for a military strike on syria. john kerry came out saying the u.s. had evidence that syria had weapons to kill 1400 people. president obama tried reassure the american people that any u.s. respon
barnicle. msnbc's thomas roberts, and in washington, washington anchor for bbc world news, katty kay. we also have pulitzer-prize winning columnist, associate editor of the washington post and msnbc political analyst eugene robinson. katty kay, though, "the new york times" says it all. yesterday afternoon, a stunning, stunning vote out of parliament. had to be a huge surprise to david cameron as well. obviously as president obama. >> yeah, joe. david cameron really shocked because it was defections within his own party that caused ta defeat and if president obama decides to take action against the assad regime it appears he will be doing so without the support of our two strongest european allies. after an eight-hour debate the british parliament voted to reject a limited strike against syria. >> why is it that our allies in the middle east like saudi emirates, qatar, kuwait and others, cannot take military action, why does it fall on us yet again? >> put simply, is it in britain's national interest to maintain an international taboo about the use of chemical weapons on the battlefield,
foreign policy mistake ever. so now here we are. the drum beat in washington today says that there is going to be an american or an american and allied military hit of some kind against syria. what will that do? what choices does president obama have in terms of how to respond if we does want to respond militarily or otherwise? does congress get a say in the matter? and what happens if we are wrong about this? our government's track record on being wrong about chemical weapons is long. it spans multiple administrations for multiple reasons. if the use of chemical weapons really is going to be a real redline in the world that demands a response when it happens, why is the world waiting for our government to make up our government's own mind about whether this happened? instead of waiting for the u.n. weapons inspectors to say definitively one way or the other? the u.n. weapons inspectors are in syria right now. why is the world waiting on the u.s. government, especially with our track record on this issue? instead of waiting on the experts who are right now looking into t
of syrian air strike fears, and anger about upcoming political wrangling in washington have cast on the stock market and they've combined to keep, let's say the average is not doing much this month except for going down. keep in mind that this toxic brew along with higher gas prices and stretched stock valuations have made the market more perilous than it's been in some time. we've got to ask ourselves, which are the least perilous stocks we buy once you believe the market has baked in the latest bad news? i don't think it has yet. but maybe you think the worst is over. i'm going to try to help you, okay. let me give you the list i've been working off of. in part because i run a charitable trust. you can follow it along, and part because i came out here many times in the last six weeks and told you to wait for a pullback in certain stocks. the pullback's here. i can't now say wait for another pullback. i've got to at least be true to what i told you earlier. first, because it is freshest, is retail. two retailers stood out among a totally, you know, look, just a terrible group. t
miklashevski. joining me now, congressman jim mcdermott from washington state, par of the bipartisan movement that wants congress to vote before any action in syria. congressman, what was your reaction to john kerry's statements today? >> well, it sounds very much like iraq. we've got the drumbeat of war, and we're giving the -- they're giving us the bums rush that everything is all in line and everything is perfect. i remember colin powell going to the united nations and telling us the very same sort of thing. they knew everything. and you can see what we got out of iraq. i actually remember the attacks that bill clinton made on sudan and afghanistan back in 1995. those were also told that we were going to hit a munitions factory where they were making weapons of mass destruction, and we are rushing too fast. the congress should be brought in. we should all be made aware of what's going on. it should not be the president acting unilaterally. it is not his army. it is the army of the united states of america, and we are the ones who are sending them to war and we should vote to do it and take
thoreau lamenting we have become tools of error tools. you have to understand how tools work in washington and downrange. in stewart's world, legal authorities, funding, how to work effectively in an interagency domain, what can we tong together - you have cast the net widely and this is the challenge for the stabilization community. you need to be inclusive. everyone needs to be in the room. that can create a little bit of angst at senior levels if it is a delicate issue where the future direct and is not clear. the human resources, i think, is hugely significant. i do think that's at various phases of a career, management capacity and the ability to andrstand who knows what who brings what to the table can be very helpful especially the country team level. generals don't report to ambassadors but ambassadors are the leading voice. coordination is absolutely required. having the country team with the right level of skills and capabilities -- it worked quite well in a country like columbia at various points in time for example, is really vital. i would not accept there is going to be inev
it's objecting the work of these u.s. investigators while washington and allies deciding how to best respond to this. chuck hagel says u.s. forces are now ready to go. >> well, as i've said, and i think prime minister cameron has said, our allies and leaders all over the world have said, let's get the facts. let's get the intelligence and then a decision will be made on whether action should be taken, if action should be taken, what action or no action. >> if it comes, you're ready to go like that? >> we're ready to go like that. >> what are the options for president obama if he's ready to go, and what will be the goal of the mission? cnn's pentagon correspondent reports. >> reporter: within days president obama's national security team will present the final detailed options, and the administration is already making the case for taking action against syria. >> president obama believes there must be account ability for those that will use the world's most heinous weapons against the most vulnerable people. >> reporter: he called it. >> a moral obscenity. >> reporter: four navy destro
of times each year, this according to an internal audit of documents obtained by "the washington post" from none other than nsa leaker edward snowden. white house correspondent dan lothian is live from martha's vineyard this morning. dan, sounds like there are more big questions for the administration today. >> reporter: that's right, certainly more big questions, kate. you know "the washington post" revealing in this report that the lechl of detail and analysis they uncovered is usually more than typically shared with member of congress or the fisa court that oversees the nation's surveillance programs. >> a general impression has i think taken hold not only among the american public but also around the world that somehow we're out there willy-nilly. >> reporter: that was president obama just days ago assuring the american public that the national security agency was not breaching the trust of its citizens. but a new report out today by "the washington post" may raise new concerns. after combing through the trove of documents leaked by former nsa analyst edward snowden "the post" reports t
. >> the way it starts. >> wearing blinds already. >> exactly. >> and in washington, senior political editor and white house correspondent for "the huffington post" sam stein. >> who is actually was going to be there, but not old enough yet. next year. sam stein. >> he got carded. >> i wouldn't make a joke of it actually. i think that was really, really disturbing. that young lady who is 20, is obviously deeply troubled, deeply disturbed, clearly has confidence issues, eating disorder and i don't think anybody should have put her on stage. that was disgusting and embarrassing. >> i've been around the track a few times, i have two older boys. >> they don't think that's attractive, miley. >> so anyway -- >> nobody does, actually. >> if i could finish what i'm going to say. >> sorry. >> the point you're going to make what is i just said. that was not attractive. that was not fun. that was not funny. that was really, really bad for anybody who's younger and impressionable and she's really messed up. >> of course she's messed up. here's the problem -- >> they should be ashamed of themselves. >> t
bash, thank you very much for us in washington. >>> in damascus today, here he is. syrian leader bashar al assad appearing on state-run television. and he is smiling, he's gesturing. he said his country will defend itself against any and all aggression. and in a pbs interview, president obama characterized any action he'd take as a targeted, limited shot across the bow. just a short time ago, his spokesman, josh ernest, laid out the rationale for action. >> there is an international norm against the use of chemical weapons. it is important for assad regime and other totalitarian dictators around the globe to understand that the international community will not tolerate the indiscriminate widespread use of chemical weapons. particularly against women and children as they're sleeping in their beds. >> so let's delve into this a little bit more, shall we? joining me from washington, general james "spider" marks. from new york, ed hussein, senior fellow for middle eastern studies at the council on foreign relations. welcome to both of you. general marks, i just want to begin with you. we ha
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. joining me now, congressman jim mcdermott from washington state, par of the bipartisan movement that wants congress to vote before any action in syria. congressman, what was your reaction to john kerry's statements today? >> well, it sounds very much like iraq. we've got the drumbeat of war, and we're giving the -- they're giving us the bums rush that everything is all in line and everything is perfect. i remember colin powell going to the united nations and telling us the very same sort of thing. they knew everything. and you can see what we got out of iraq. i actually remember the attacks that bill clinton made on sudan and afghanistan back in 1995. those were also told that we were going to hit a munitions factory where they were making weapons of mass destruction, and we are rushing too fast. the congress should be brought in. we should all be made aware of what's going on. it should not be the president acting unilaterally. it is not his army. it is the army of the united states of america, and we are the ones who are sending them to war and we should vote to do it and take responsibi
>>> i'm wolf blitzer in washington. we want to welcome our viewers in the united states and around the world to our special coverage this hour of the crisis in syria. president obama's about to make a major statement when it comes to syria. we expect him to be in the white house rose garden. there you see live picture frs the rose garden in about 15 minutes or so. we're told the statement will not necessarily suggest an imminent u.s. military strike, but rather an update about his decisions on how to proceed in syria. he's been meeting all morning with his top national security advisers at the white house. all this came earlier in the day, the signals were clearly there, even yesterday, officials started arriving at the white house today to go in the situation room, including the vice president, the secretary of defense, chuck hagel, the secretary of state, john kerry. the national security adviser to the president. the top military commanders as well. they've been meeting in the white house. there you see general martin dempsey. the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff. there's a
the trajectory of such washington scandals know, such behavior is a clue that those looking into the irs scandal might be getting warm. >> a brilliant piece in the national review. at example, again, where the reality is kind of catching up to. another one is the reporter scandal. ask james rosen if he thinks this was a bunch of phony scandals or not. >> ask any reporter. >> but example that the media undercovers these stories. the house committee had a huge report on this and it got almost no attention. >> all right. next, on news watch, will it become all hillary all the time? >> lights, camera, action. news out this week that nbc and cnn have plans to make movies about hillary. but how will that news affect the news division of the two networks? can't be good news. details next on "news watch." ♪ when i first felt the diabetic nerve pain, of course i had no idea what it was. i felt like my feet were going to sleep. it progressed from there to burning... to like 1,000 bees that were just stinging my feet. [ female announcer ] it's known that diabetes damages nerves. lyrica is fda approved to
candidate. whoever wins that against the washington establishment i think comes out basically a much better candidate. >> chris plant, i think he is saying rand paul is a washington establishment. >> came in as revolutionary. he is being framed that way. and he really is at this point versus the establishment republican party. a very revolutionary voice right now in washington, d.c. which is rather absurd on some level. but as a libertarian voice, i think that if you are looking at going up against hillary clinton, i think rand paul is the stark contrast. he is the bright colors. he is not the pale pastels. i think christie is a nice guy. i'm not a chris christie basher. he is the run of the mill establishment, you know, big government. >> laura: i remember when he ran in 2010. he ran the same year as mcdonnell in virginia. he ran as pro-life. ethnic conservative running and in a state like new jersey. he ends up winning. tough on the teacher's union. he did the hugy, hugy kissy kissy with obama taxes why isn't this an example chris christie has a the lot of good things to say. >> laura: is
organizations including al-qaeda in the araban peninsula have strengthened and we have here in washington, identified hua p as a potentially dangerous threat for sometime now. >> now with the u.s. embassy below emergency staffing it may have been the target. and u.s. officials will not confirm. that critics say the president is being foolish to make a distinction between al-qaeda and the different affiliates. >> the administration for four and half years, tried to slice and dice by defining al-qaeda's little sliver that is hanging out along the afghan- pakistan border that is a mischaracterization and what we are seeing is a demonstration of a reassertion of central control. >> yemen's president made clear he supports the drone strike. saying that hua p has driven out tourist. its fighters are more difficult to spot. >> we are also keeping an eye on the state department and we are going to go live there if any details emerge. there may be a briefing and so stay tuned for the latest information. >> one law makers is raising concerns about the mass embassy closure is sending to our enemies.
accused of abducting hanna anderson. the amber alerts includes california, washington, oregon and nevada and police fear dimaggio may have explosives and rigged his car with bombs. joining me now is a friend of dimaggio, they knew each other for years. thank you for joining me. what is your reaction to what happened here with your long-time friend james dimaggio? >> obviously, it's been a tragedy from the beginning for me. you know, i heard about it while i was up in washington state, and i heard that he had actually burned in his house, that's what berry called me, my good friend and berry, jim and i have known each other for at least seven years and regularly go camping and it was just truly a shock. >> now berry, you mentioned there is in fact berry robinson, we understand, who is the season of the motown super star -- i'm getting more information -- >> that's correct. berry robinson works for me at clean treatment center. >> just to clarify, he's the son of smoky robinson who obviously is the super star singer. you, berry and james dimaggio have gone on regular camping trips together
bezos. i just won't doubt this guy. >> we haven't talked about -- out in "the washington post." >> one of the most amazing stories in the world. articles about how they miss politico. "newsweek" going down. print is just a disaster. and "the washington post," the graham family, what are they now? >> they're kaplan. >> i just find that -- i think it was kind of sad. >> it was. although you can make an argument that it isn't much sounder at this point. mr. bezos getting his $25 billion personal net worth is in a better position to allow this company to do what it potentially needs to do. >> right, these are vanity acquisitions. "the washington post" becomes like a university. and jeff gave a lot of money to the university. kind of endowing "the washington post." >> does it make you in any way, shape or form think about amazon in a different way? people talk about money managers who buy sports teams, should we be thinking about founder ceos who buy newspapers? >> interesting point. i have a company ecom on tonight. what you have is that guy is really doing amazing things underneath an ama
chairman of the democratic national committee, howard dean is with us. on the set. and in washington, pulitzer-prize winning columnist and associate editor of "the washington post" and msnbc political analyst eugene robinson along with willie, joe and me. >> how are you? >> not good. >> why are you not good? >> i never saw it coming. >> what? >> i mean, seriously i feel like tony soprano at the end of "the sopranos." you never see it coming, never know where it's going to come from. >> what are you talking about? >> bobby rigs. who would have guessed, mike barnicle, that bobby rigs would have been in debt to the mob. and threw the match. threw the match. bobby rigs. >> who knows if this is true. >> what's left? >> what is left? if bobby rigs was bought -- espn reporting that the match of the century, battle of the sexes, this was -- this was like -- norman lear in the age of norman lear and billie jean king beating bobby rigs and now we find out, mike barnicle -- >> there's nothing -- >> rigs had a lot of debt and -- i hear gene robinson laughing. bobby looks like he would have been
ready to march tomorrow to honor the 50th anniversary of the i have a dream speech in washington, one republican says race shouldn't even exist in america anymore. well, i'll speak live with someone who's never shy about voicing his opinion. >>> first, speaking of tomorrow's march, one of cnn's "cross fire's" hosts shares a moment from the show next month. check it out. >> well, the country's about to celebrate the 50th anniversary of dr. king's i have a dream speech. at this point it's almost impossible to imagine that it was ever controversial to want to honor dr. kicng, it certainl was to jerry falwell. >> why not a martin luther king day? >> i just feel that there are other black americans and the corporate body of black americans who are duhon nor more than one recent individual about whom there's a great question mark to this moment. >> what is the question mark? >> the question mark is that so far all the records are sealed and neither you, tom, nor i really know -- >> are you talking about his personal character, personal morality? >> yes. >> and he may be as clean as billy gr
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